Sunday, March 29, 2015

Making Monday #82

Happy almost Easter! 

Can you believe how early Easter is this year? I feel like I didn't even have time to get ready for all of the pastel colors happenings! Also, I wish I dyed eggs... that always makes it feel a bit more Easter-y.

Welcome to Making Monday
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This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
 
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!
 

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:




Our master bedroom is done! Check out all the details of the Master Bedroom Revamp :)


Cookies in a microwave?! Lori has come up with a great Cookie in a Mug recipe for y'all this week :)

These are the fabulous features for this week, chosen by Gracie:



1. This is a super cute Easter gift, I mean what girl friend or teenager wouldn't want super cute Carrot Nail Polish!?

2. This Manly Easter Basket is perfect! So fun and Reed will probably seeing his version of this this year :) 
3. I have no reason to make a "fauxjito" instead of a mojito but goodness does this Blackberry Fauxjito sounds amazing! 

4. With all the joys of Spring also comes all the bugs. These DIY Citronella Oil Lamps are super cute and keep you from gettin too itchy outside.

5. If you are redoing the house for spring think about adding a Chalkboard Calendar Wall.

6.  Some times we all need patience in the spring. Emily is sharing why she STOPPED praying for patience and its a beautiful reason :)  


There are such lovely projects every week!
We are so grateful to have such a creative community come together each week!
Y'all are the bomb!
If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
And don't forget, if you didn't make it as a feature this week to check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
 
 
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Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Master Bedroom Revamp!


Back in January I mentioned that after 2 and a half years I finally decided to tackle our "master bedroom". It isn't really a master, its just got the better windows than the other bedroom, there is no on-suit or walk in closet. But hey, saying it's a master bedroom makes me feel a little grown up :)

Anyway,  I was finally ready to make this room be a place I enjoyed. We had moved furniture around multiple times and I had even painted the walls but I never attempted to make it look like anything special. With a few minor tweaks and a teeny tiny budget I was able to take our hodge-podge college-esque room and make it feel like adults live in it.


The first part of that revamp involved figuring out a space to put all of our clothes and shoes. Like I said before there is no walk-in closet so I have the one closet in the room, Reed has the one in the guest room and before we had a metal rod that Reed hung his work clothes on. Not so pretty.... 

These built-ins where a hassle because we didn't really plan super well, but they are a god send now!!  (Just check out this before picture... ugh horrible.)




After we got the built-ins in place I realized I needed a new bedside table. I just didn't have enough space between the bed and the built-ins. So this lovely galvanized tray turned hanging table was perrrfecct! 




Then I needed to make our furniture match. This dresser is one we've had since Reeds high-school days but it was kinda orange and didn't match the stain on the bed or the new built-ins. So I fixed that one lovely afternoon with a can of paint and stain :) Now it may possibly be my favorite piece of furniture in the house.



 Last but certainly not least, we got new bedding. I found this lovely ruffle quilt set online, to be honest it wasn't exactly what I wanted. It's more dingy than ivory, but hey it hides Tepes hair and dirty paws quite well :) And now I get to enjoy my room. All the little details fit, and it's a space I feel like belongs to the rest of our house.

It may not be a big room, it may not have a walk-in closet or on-suit, but it fits us well. It's a lovely "first" master bedroom. I'm sure it will be changed again before we leave this house but for now I'm extremely happy and so proud of us for finally finishing moving in after almost three years :)

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PS> Check out these links for the posts on each one of the projects that completed this Master Bedroom Revamp! 


Vol. 1 -Dresser Makeover 


Vol. 2 - DIY Hanging Bedside Table 



Sunday, March 22, 2015

Making Monday 81

Hello Friends

SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
I got a kayak and I'm ready to role with this warm weather that better not leave any time soon :) 

Welcome to Making Monday

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This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
 
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!
 

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:



Need a quick baby shower gift?? How about a DIY Custom Onesie!! 


Lori has a fab looking Garlic Chicken Pizza

These are the fabulous features for this week, chosen by Gracie:







1. Spring is here, like the calendar says so :) These Fridge Vases are a perfect way to show some color. 
2. Easter is in 2 weeks, so here are 5 Easter Table Settings that are TOO CUTE! 


3. French braids are beautiful and this French Braid Tutorial makes it look so easy. 


4. I love my mineral veil powder but ran out recently. This is a easy DIY Mineral Veil for cheap. 


There are such lovely projects every week!
We are so grateful to have such a creative community come together each week!
Y'all are the bomb!
If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
And don't forget, if you didn't make it as a feature this week to check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
 
 
MakingMondayGuidelines
 
Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

DIY Hand Painted Onesies


Y'all, this is no joke. I just found out about 2 lovely precious baby girls this past week and I'm so excited for their families and their precious little lives :) Whats a better excuse to send gifts than a new life?! 

I've been shopping all around and falling in love with all kinds of baby outfits but sometimes I have something pretty specific in my head that I just can't find in stores. Thats exactly what happened with these sweeties. 

I love being cheesy like, seriously I think it's the best and babies can totally get away with it too. So I had these awesome little sayings that fit each family perfect so I just had to make these fun hand painted onesies. And all you need to make your own is a pack of plain white onesies, Tee Juice Markers (can get them here), and a sketch of your design. 


First things first you need to sketch out what design you want on the front of your onesie. I drew mine out on a piece of paper but you could just trace the design you want if you aren't confident in your free handing skills :) 

Then place your design inside your onesie and you should be able to see it through your onesie. 


Then you can start painting your design with your markers!!

This is the fun part, but don't go too fast some times these markers can bleed in to one another. If you are worried about bleeding just iron between each layer.

Once you are finished with your design take an iron and run it over the painting a few times. Ironing the painting sets it to the fabric and makes it safe to wash!!


It took me about 30 minutes to do these 3 onesies and I am so excited to get them to their new little princesses. These are so fun and can be totally customized to fit your newest little bundle, and being an auntie on a budget three gifts for less than $8 was pretty sweet too :) 

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Making Monday #80

Hello Friends

Y'all. I bought a beach chair this week. I mean thats awesome, it means summer time is near and the beach is calling my name!! It's so hard for me not to skip over everything else between now and summer time. But at least I've got y'all to keep me on track :) 

Welcome to Making Monday

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This is a party where you can find fun new creative ideas and tasty recipes shared by amazingly talented people. Every Monday bloggers stop by to link up their posts and share with all you party goers. By joining in {both bloggers and non-bloggers} you will discover new blogs, be inspired to make something new, try a yummy new recipe, and most importantly make new friends!
This party is hosted by Gracie and me, and your projects will be shared on both of our blogs. We love that you're here and we love featuring you on our social media so be sure to follow us so you can see if your post gets shared!
 
We also pin to our Making Monday Pinterest board and we'd love to have you follow along! This is a place you can find projects from all the previous parties, too, so it is like a party every day!
 

This is what your hostesses have been up to lately:

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  Chocolate Chip Cookie in a CupOne Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Cup by Lori  

These are the fabulous features for this week, chosen by Lori:

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Hollow Chocolate Easter Eggs ~ Alea at Premeditated Leftovers   Feature80-CopycatHiddenValleyRanchMix

Copycat Hidden Valley Ranch Mix ~ Jaime at Coupons and Freebies Mom  

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Pastel Triangle Rag Quilt ~ Bobbie at A Vision to Remember   Feature80-PrintableStationary

Printable Notecard Set ~ Emily at My Love for Words  

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Copycat Starbucks Egg Salad Sandwich ~ Jen at Cincy Shopper  

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Denim Storage Baskets with Flowers ~ Gail at Purple Hues and Me

There are such lovely projects every week!
We are so grateful to have such a creative community come together each week!
Y'all are the bomb!
If you were one of the features PLEASE grab a button and share it with some friends.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
And don't forget, if you didn't make it as a feature this week to check out the Pin board and to keep linking up, next week could be you.
A Bright and Beautiful Life
 
 
MakingMondayGuidelines
 
Don't forget to check out our Pinterest board where we pin plenty of projects from each party!

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